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huhua

1. (stative) be abundant, numerous.

Otirā, ko ngā kai e tino huhua ana ki reira he paihi - arā, ko ngā karowi, ngā natimeke, me ngā kai pērā tonu - e hokona ana ki Nēpia nei anō, hei whakakakara mō roto i te parāoa pūtini nei (TWM 22/8/1863:3). / But the foods that are really abundant there are spices - namely caraway, nutmeg and similar food - which are sold here in Napier as flavouring in bread pudding.

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Synonyms: ngāhorohoro, mahamaha, maha, makuru, ngahoro, ngerongero, hua, humi, hāwere, rarawe, rari, pukahu, nui, hira, ranea


2. (stative) abundance, profusion, multitude.

Anei te reo Pākehā me tōna huhua o te kupu, engari kāore i paku kainamu atu te mātau o te hunga taketake ake nō rātou taua reo ki aua kupu katoa rā (HM 4/2009:3). / Here is the English language with its multitude of words, but native speakers of that language do not know anywhere near all the words of their language.

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Synonyms: kaipukahu, maruru, ngahue, maha, makuru, nui, makurutanga, mahi, hira, huhuatanga, humi, pukahu, rahinga, ranea, tōnuitanga, harahara

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